Ties USBA Championship Record With Run of 18

At US Bida in Houston, Texas, Hugo Patiño won his fourth USBA three-cushion national title, defeating defending champion Miguel Torres, 40-32, in the finals. Multiple-time champion Pedro Piedrabuena finished third, and local player John Park finished fourth. But the story of the tournament was Patiño’s majestic run of 18 from the break in the finals. Patiño’s streak tied the USBA record set by Mazin Shooni in Miami in 2006 for the longest run in a national championship. For his victory, Patiño won $3250 and another $100 for the high run.

It's been a busy past few weeks at the USBA as more National Qualifier Tournaments have swelled the ranks of confirmed players for the May 16 start date of the championship. Attention players in all regions: there's still time to organize a qualifier event! Continue reading to see who are the latest challengers, all who have won paid entry into the national tournament.

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US Bida (Billiards) in Houston, Texas, the host room for the 2019 USBA National Championship, held a qualifier event Saturday, March 16. The winners Cong Nguyen and Dung Nguyen  (pictured above L to R) received paid entry into the championship tournament.